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12 Days of christmas: Day 4 – Music Sheet Wreath

Written on December 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm, by

Music Sheet Wreath

Here at the Nerd Nest we’re teaming up with Allie from Alexandra Rae Designs to bring you 12 Days of Christmas (Projects)! It’s our goal to create 12 projects each for Christmas decor, gifts, and memory keeping by the 25th. That means you’ll get 24 DIY tutorials this month! Continue

One Sew Pennant Banner Tutorial

Written on September 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm, by

I love the trend of pennant banners for party and seasonal decoration, but the idea of taking a trip to the fabric store and breaking out the sewing machine every time I want one… well, let’s just say they’d never get made in time.

One Sew Pennant Banner Tutorial

My solution? A one-sew interchangeable banner. … Continue

Sneak Peak

Written on September 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm, by

I’m working on a tutorial for an awesome pennant banner using scrapbooking supplies!

One Sew Pennant Banner Tutorial

Pop back in tomorrow afternoon to see how to make one of these pretty little things for yourself.… Continue

Before and After: Entryway Chairs

Written on May 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm, by

The bright pink chairs in our entryway, along with four other faux-finish vintage chairs, were the first furniture purchase we made when we moved into our first apartment four years ago. I intended to paint them and put new fabric on the seats then, but I’m just getting around to … Continue

Nesting Doll Curtains!

Written on March 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm, by

I finally finished the curtains for Eliza’s room! I’m a novice sewer, so these took me forever. They contain both my first attempt at hemming and my first attempt at ruffles.

Eliza's Nesting Doll Cafe Curtain

It took awhile for us to decide what kind of window treatments to use in Eliza’s room. The 100 … Continue

DIY Typeography Art

Written on March 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm, by

DIY Typeography Art Finished

I bet you can guess who wrote this love note!

Jake and I write love notes to each other still. We have lockers in our entryway, and we stick little notes in each other’s lockers with magnets. Looks like we still haven’t grown out of some things.

When we decided … Continue

Before and After: Hat Rack

Written on March 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm, by

We needed a little extra help organizing our entryway. We put our lockers by the front door (100 year old houses rarely have coat closets), but Eliza couldn’t reach the hook in her locker to hang her jacket. And the arrangement didn’t leave us anywhere to put our hats.

So … Continue

Before & After: Eliza’s Dollhouse

Written on March 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm, by

We bought this dollhouse shelf for Eliza when she was less than two years old. She’s outgrown it. Not because she’s no longer playing with dolls. On the contrary, Barbie got a lot of furniture this past Christmas. She grew out of the furniture because the color scheme DOES NOT … Continue

Before & After: Kitchen Cabinet Chalkboard

Written on March 15, 2011 at 11:24 pm, by

We’re at DIYing again! This time we attacked the kitchen. I wanted a chalkboard to put our menu/ things we need on. I’m always loosing my grocery list and forgetting why I bought the food that I bought (plus we like any excuse to make things into chalkboards).

B&A Kitchen Cabinet Chalkboard

We don’t … Continue

Before & After: Lighting it Up

Written on March 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm, by

One of the things that we found confusing after buying holly house was the lack of door on the master bathroom. Another was the light fixtures. All through the house, the light fixtures had been changed, except for the entryway, the two kids’ rooms, and the living room. (Go to … Continue